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  1. Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What were the Late Middle Ages—medieval or modern? Any period that falls between two eras bears the hallmarks of transition. Witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual. Professor Philip Daileader is your guide with The Late Middle Ages, the...
  2. Lives of Great Christians

    Lives of Great Christians

    William R. Cook
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    For many, Christianity is the daily effort to live one’s faith in every moment. This course introduces you to those who have done so over the centuries, those Professor William Cook calls "superstars of faith:" Francis and Clare of Assisi, Catherine and Bernardino of Siena, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others.
  3. A Brief History of the World

    A Brief History of the World

    Peter N. Stearns
    3.4 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (153)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the big picture" of world history from the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technological world of the 21st century. It's a compelling overview of the human experience presented by an award-winning teacher, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You'll examine and compare the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the...
  4. Emperors of Rome

    Emperors of Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived—a checkered mix of the wise, the brutal, and the unhinged. For more than five centuries they presided over a multiethnic empire that was nearly always at war, if not with neighbors then with rebellious factions within the empire itself. The full scope of their powers was not systematized in constitutional law, a fact that tempted many of them to overreach...
  5. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World Sale

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.1 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  6. Joy of Mathematics

    Joy of Mathematics

    Arthur T. Benjamin
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (202)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Humans have been having fun and games with mathematics for thousands of years. Along the way, they've discovered the amazing utility of this field—in science, engineering, finance, games of chance, and many other aspects of life. This course of 24 half-hour lectures celebrates the sheer joy of math, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin shows how...
  7. Earth's Changing Climate

    Earth's Changing Climate

    Richard Wolfson
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    This course is your chance to get some of the most up-to-date research on climate change. Earth's Changing Climate explains the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming—and the ways in which we humans might be responsible. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus...
  8. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Sale

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (268)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to the mysterious realm of music theory—the complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers draw on. Sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent a rare opportunity for learning music theory—for understanding the processes of composition. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself enjoying...
  9. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (315)
    Save up to $695.00 Starting at $159.95 $924.95 $159.95$924.95
    In 96 richly illustrated half-hour lectures you will survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy—from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System and the most recent images offered by telescopes probing the farthest frontiers of space and time. While updating this course, Professor Alex Filippenko added hundreds of images,...
  10. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    David J. Schenker
    4.6 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature offers a view of literature that highlights the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world.
  11. Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.8 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world...
  12. Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Michael Starbird
    4.2 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Calculus has had a notorious reputation for being difficult to understand, but the 24 lectures of Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear are crafted to make the key concepts and triumphs of this field accessible to non-mathematicians. This course teaches you how to grasp the power and beauty of calculus without the technical background traditionally required in calculus courses. Follow award-winning Professor...
  13. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition Sale

    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (341)
    Save up to $630.00 Starting at $129.95 $809.95 $129.95$809.95
    This course can permanently enrich your life. With Professor Robert Greenberg as your teacher, you will hear and understand an entire language of unmatched beauty, genius, and power. Using digitally recorded passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg takes you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. After...
  14. What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    Michael Starbird
    3.7 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Learn how to understand the random factors behind almost everything—from the combinations of genes that produced you to the odds of how long you'll have to wait at a bus stop. In What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear, award-winning Professor Michael Starbird makes the secret of numbers come alive for nonmathematicians. He picks intriguing, useful, and entertaining examples to illustrate the fundamental...
  15. Story of the Bible

    Story of the Bible

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Is the Bible a divinely inspired message, the work of human authors, or both? Translated and distributed all over the world, it bears the mark of the many cultures that have debated its meaning and prized its wisdom. In this course, Luke Timothy Johnson can illuminate for you the remarkable and complicated process by which this important book came into being.
  16. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    William Kloss
    5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent in modern history, including masters such as Hals, Vermeer, and-of course-Rembrandt. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt introduces you to this important period in art history. Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian with the Smithsonian Institution, guides you through the work of more than 100 artists and more...
  17. Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

    S. James Gates Jr.
    3.4 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    One of the most exciting scientific adventures of all time is the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality. The latest advance in this epic quest is string theory. Dr. S. James Gates, Jr., has presented more than 100 public talks on string theory, enhanced by a set of visual aids designed to convey to a lay audience the difficult mathematical ideas that underlie this subject. Are you eager to look over the...
  18. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement Sale

    Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Ashton Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    In this course, Professor Ashton Nichols introduces us to two remarkable figures Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
  19. Philosophy of Science

    Philosophy of Science

    Jeffrey L. Kasser
    4.3 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry into what makes science science. The route to the answers is a challenging, thought-provoking quest, requiring logic, persistence, intellectual rigor, and imagination.
  20. Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology Sale

    Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    John J. Renton
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (192)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    Geology is everywhere. Would you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape, and how to make sense of debates over natural resources? These 36 half-hour lectures introduce you to the study of minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. A science that is surprisingly intuitive, accessible, and concrete, geology has the excitement of a never-ending detective story, replete with...